DHV:
218
Tourin ID:
CALD 18

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Mainz

Johann Joseph

Elsler

Date:

1732 ?

Label Text:

Ioann Ioseph Elsler / Lauten und Geigen / Macher in Meyntz 1732 [printed except 2, which is indistinct, might be 9]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

Cologne

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Animal

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

James Caldwell & Catharina Meints, Oberlin, OH, 1976-85; Curtis Bryant, Boston; Wm. Post Ross

Measurements:

Body Length:

69.1

String Length:

69.8

Rib Depth:

13.1

Upper Width:

31.1

Middle Width:

22.3

Bottom Width:

39.0

Information

Source:

TGM visit 1/94

Literature:

Photographs:

[By TGM: FB+S (color); unpublished, from C. Meints (J. Caldwell) 1/21: label]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Restored by Michael Heale, 1982: new neck, pegbox, and table (old table, brittle, was preserved); upper shoulders (ribs and back) are new wood, probably result of reconversion from cello.